29 students honored as Carson Scholars
Twenty-nine students have been honored as 2021 Carson Scholars.
The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship.
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Each school is able to nominate one student to apply. Carson Scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service.
A total of 80 students in the School District of Lee County are earning Carson Scholar Recognition in 2021. Carson Scholar Recognition is an elite honor that affirms the prestigious status of Carson Scholars in their pursuit of academic and career goals.
Eight of those 80 have earned Carson Scholar status every year of eligibility.
The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. was founded in 1994 by now retired world-renowned Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D. and his wife, Candy to address the education crisis in the United States. They believed that if children could be taught early to excel, they would stay motivated and have a higher chance of educational success later in life. The 10,000th scholarship was just awarded this year.